A date has still not yet been set for the installation of the controversial sculpture bound for the Hemo roundabout but there are hopes construction will be finished by the end of spring.

In order for the installation to happen a number of factors need to fall into place.

The 12m-high sculpture was first intended to be installed in July 2017, more than two years ago, and to cost $500,000.

In March, documents released to the Rotorua Daily Post revealed the cost of installing and making the sculpture had risen to $743,029, an estimated $204,361 overspend.


The sculpture is being